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Signs your cat might have Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a common syndrome that results in the inflammation of a cat’s bladder and/or urethra. FLUTD causes cats distress and significant discomfort, left untreated it can cause stones to form in the bladder or life-threatening blockages of the urethra.
Signs your cat might have FLUTD include:
- Urinating in unusual locations
- Urinating too frequently
- Seems to be in pain when it urinates
- Has blood in its urine
- Has very strong smelling urine
- Licks its genital area more than usual
- Tries to urinate but is unable to pass a stream.
FLUTD can be caused by different factors, including:
- Improper mineral balance in the diet
- Low urine pH (alkaline)
- Viruses Excessive immune reactions
- Infrequent urination
- Insufficient water intake
- Tumours in the urinary tract.
Cats are much more susceptible to FLUTD when two or more of these factors occur together. Often this is diagnosed with a urine test, which can be done at Our Vet.
If you notice any of the above symptoms or a change in your cat’s behaviour, talk to Our Vet.